Assistant Director, Capital Projects (>£5m)

University College London (UCL) is a globally recognised Institution and one the UK’s most successful Universities.  The UCL Estate comprises over 200 buildings valued in excess of £2 billion, more than four million square feet of academic accommodation and c 4000 student bedrooms. The scale, variety and complexity of the estate are unparalleled in the sector. UCL Estates is responsible for managing the delivery of an Estate Strategy with a capital investment programme in excess of £1.25 billion over the next ten years, with projects ranging in scale, complexity and value (from £100k to £500m).

Based on the requirements to deliver UCL’s projected £1.25 billion capital programme UCL Estates is embarking on a period of transformation to ensure that the Estates Development and Major Projects teams are resourced and organised in line with best practice and the scale of what needs to be achieved.  We now seek to recruit a team of five key senior professionals who will be responsible for leading and managing the delivery and mobilisation of major capital projects and/or a range of complex capital and small works projects including new build, refurbishments and improvements across the UCL estate.

The Assistant Director, Capital Projects (>£5m) will lead a team of internal and external project managers in the delivery of a diverse range of refurbishment and new-build estate development projects typically ranging from £5m to £100m in value.  Projects will be delivered predominately across UCL's core Bloomsbury campus and the student accommodation portfolio.

Candidates for this role will have a proven track record of leading the delivery of a portfolio of complex medium and large scale capital projects through the management of internal and external project management professionals.  Experience of capital programme management across a diverse, complex estate portfolio preferably across an urban environment is essential.

The role attracts a competitive salary and excellent benefits including 41 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and closure days), a generous pension scheme, personal and professional development support and health and wellbeing benefits.  Further information on the details of the benefits of working at UCL can be found at

For a confidential discussion and/or the Candidate Briefing Pack please contact our advisors Ben Duffill ( or Nick Coppard ( of The Management Recruitment Group on 0207 959 2368.  Applications should consist of a CV and Covering Letter and should be sent to

The closing date for applications is 1st October 2017.

We particularly welcome female applicants and those from an ethnic minority, as they are under-represented within UCL at these levels.

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